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Consistent Estimation of Linear Panel Data Models with Measurement Error

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  • Erik Meijer
  • Laura Spierdijk
  • Tom J. Wansbeek

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Measurement error causes a downward bias when estimating a panel data linear regression model. The panel data context offers various opportunities to derive moment conditions that result in consistent GMM estimators. We consider three sources of moment conditions: (i) restrictions on the intertemporal covariance matrix of the errors in the equations, (ii) heteroskedasticity and nonlinearity in the relation between the error-ridden covariate and another, error-free, covariate in the equation, and (iii) nonzero third moments of the covariates. In a simulation study we show that these approaches work well.

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  • Erik Meijer & Laura Spierdijk & Tom J. Wansbeek, 2015. "Consistent Estimation of Linear Panel Data Models with Measurement Error," CESifo Working Paper Series 5164, CESifo.
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    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C26 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Instrumental Variables (IV) Estimation

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